Development Framework for Supporting Java NS2 Routing Protocols

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This paper presents a framework for developing and executing Java routing protocol implementations within the network simulator NS2. NS2 provides extensive support for developing C++ routing protocols, but has no Java support. This paper describes extensions the authors have made to the AgentJ toolkit that enable routing protocols to be integrated directly into NS2 without needing to extend the internals of NS2 for each new protocol. The framework defines a reusable AgentJ routing protocol definition that can be used to register new protocols dynamically from within Java code.